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To get a small trampoline for my 2-5 year olds?

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megandraper Sun 26-May-13 01:44:14

Will they injure themselves on it / get bored of it?

Thinking of getting one of those little indoor / outdoor ones for dd's 2nd birthday next month. DSs are 3 and 5 and would use it too. They would prob argue as only one can use it at a time it but that's prob safer than a big one?

Would be interested to hear from anyone who has got one and would recommend that brand (or not!)

So - am I BU to get one?

prissyenglisharriviste Sun 26-May-13 02:26:40

Yup, you win the prize for managing to wrangle the most tortured Aibu of the day.

Are you being Aibu for wanting to buy an age-appropriate toy/ piece of play equipment?

Er, no, of course not. Why would you be?

I was probably being u for shoving mine of the same age all on a 14 footer (with a safety net, natch) and letting them argue it out on there (oh, dd2 couldn't walk, either. It was great for her development).

I'd say the 5yo is well past a toddler toy, tbh. But the 2 yo will like it. Kids can injure themselves doing pretty much anything.

prissyenglisharriviste Sun 26-May-13 02:27:34

You'll be buying a big one within two years max, though. Just prepping you.

xylem8 Sun 26-May-13 02:51:39

no at 2.5 they can go on a big one

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 26-May-13 05:23:48

Just get a big one and watch them...

A toddler one will be crap for the 5 yr old and will last the 2 yr old about 6months before its crap for them too.

Longdistance Sun 26-May-13 05:39:10

We've got a bug one. Our dd's are 3.8 and 23months.

Not worth getting a small one. Out dd's friends come over to use it too.

wigglesrock Sun 26-May-13 06:45:15

My Mum has one of the small ones in her house. The 2 and 5 year old love it. They both (not together smile ) used it outside for most of yesterday. A bigger one isn't at option and she's had the small one for about 2 years - it's been great.

megandraper Mon 27-May-13 08:09:59

prissy - i know, it was a bit convoluted wasn't it. i quite like the challenge of making something fit AIBU.

Don't think we will be buying a big one, as our garden is small and it would take up the entire grass space, which the DC use a lot for other things now. If we had a bigger garden I'd love a big one.

not using it/growing out of it quickly is a concern.

wiggle - what brand is the one your mum has?

HollyBerryBush Mon 27-May-13 08:13:48

ASDA has massive ones on bank holiday sale for £99.

I do hope you live in a rural area with a field. Trampolines are just so goddamed annoying in suburbia, when ever you think it's safe to sit out side, shrieking and yelling all round. People just have zero consideration for their neighbours sanity these days.

wigglesrock Mon 27-May-13 08:19:27

Sorry, it was just the bog standard £29.99 one from Smyths. The toddler group my dd3 goes to has the same one, it's very popular there as well not so much with the parents smile

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 27-May-13 08:37:18

In my experience they grow out of them fast....I have a 5 year old and an 8 year old and they both go on our 8 foot one a LOT. Can you get maybe a 5 foot one?

Even a 5 foot one requires one child at a time though so you will still have to arguments!

BarbarianMum Mon 27-May-13 08:44:35


Buy a big one and teach them to use it safely. A small one gets boring very quickly.

<<People just have zero consideration for their neighbours sanity these days.>>

Oh quite - all those horrible children enjoying themselves. Not like when I was young. We never played out, or accidentally kicked the ball over the neighbours fence 10 times a day or had water fights, or scrumped cherries, or rode round the block on our bikes. Just sat quietly in pretty dresses making daisy chains in silence, even the boys.

We were considerate. wink

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